Great news: The maker of the film will present at this showing, providing an introduction and a Q&A!
After nearly a decade exploring different facets of the African diaspora — and his own place within it — Ephraim Asili makes his feature-length debut with The Inheritance, an ensemble work set almost entirely within a West Philadelphia house where a community of young, Black artists and activists form a collective.
A scripted drama of characters attempting to work towards political consensus — based partly on Asili’s own experiences in a Black liberationist group — weaves with a documentary recollection of the Philadelphia liberation group MOVE, the victim of a notorious police bombing in 1985. Ceaselessly finding commonalities between politics, humor, and philosophy, with Black authors and radicals at its edges, The Inheritance is a remarkable film about the world as we know it.
This screening is programmed with Canal ++, a cine-series organised by Rachael Rakes and Julian Ross.
The film’s creator will be present for an introduction and Q&A.